Amelora mesocapna Lower, 1893
Rusty-banded Cape-moth
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Amelora mesocapna
female
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The adult moths of this species are brown, with a broad darker rusty area bounded by two jagged transverse lines across each forewing, sometimes containing a diffuse dark spot. The hindwings are plain pale brown. Each wing has a dark thin jagged line along the margin. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    Further Reading

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5,
    Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 8-9.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera VI (Third instalment),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 44 (1919), p. 302, No. 205.


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    (written 18 December 2015)